In some shocking news, Robin Williams, beloved comedian and actor who dazzled in countless films over the years, was found dead earlier this morning. He was 63. While Williams’ publicist wouldn’t confirm nor deny the fact that the actor took his own life, the press release certainly seems to suggest that: “Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”
The report from the Marin County Sheriff’s Office also seems to state that Williams took his own life. While they are still awaiting official results, authorities suspect the “death to be a suicide due to asphyxia.”
Here’s part of the report: “An investigation into the cause, manner, and circumstances of the death is currently underway by the Investigations and Coroner Divisions of the Sheriff’s Office. Preliminary information developed during the investigation indicates Mr. Williams waslast seen alive at his residence, where he resides with his wife, at approximately 10:00pm on August 10, 2014. Mr. Williams was located this morning shortly before the 9-1-1call was placed to Marin County Communications.
“At this time, the Sheriff’s OfficeCoroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made.A forensic examination is currently scheduled for August 12, 2014 with subsequent toxicology testing to be conducted.”
This news is a great tragedy and the loss of Robin Williams will most certainly be felt all throughout Hollywood, as Robin had an incredible and pervasive influence in the industry.
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